Under the Bridge

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Under the Bridge
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Under the Bridge in Link's Awakening

Games

Location

A Link to the Past
Four Swords Adventures
A Link Between Worlds
Lake Hylia


Link's Awakening
Martha's Bay

Items

A Link to the Past
Bottle


Link's Awakening
Mermaid's Necklace

A Link Between Worlds
Bottle

"SECRETS ARE LIKE WATER WHEN IT COMES TO BRIDGES."

Owl Statue, Link's Awakening

Under the Bridge is a location that appears in four of the 2-D Zelda games. Link often needs the ability to swim before he can access the area.

Appearances

A Link to the Past

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After Link acquires the Flippers, he can swim underneath the bridge located in the eastern portion of Hyrule. Link can access the area under the bridge by swimming up the river that flows to Lake Hylia, just north of the Pond of Happiness. Alternatively, if Link already has access to the Dark World, there is a ladder and some shallow water just east of the bridge. Link can use the Magic Mirror here to quickly get to the Light World.

Underneath the bridge, Link finds a Camper who appears to be homeless. The Camper appears to be sleeping and will not awake unless Link tries to speak to him. The Camper knows Link as he refers to him by name once he is confronted. The camper senses that Link is in a heap of trouble and offers Link a Magic Bottle.[1] After giving Link the Magic Bottle, the Camper falls back asleep and no longer communicates with Link.

Link's Awakening

The Under the Bridge area is found after Link uses the Flippers to dive beneath a bridge in Martha's Bay. One of Koholint Island's two Fishermen likes to fish here on his boat.

When Link first enters the Under the Bridge area, the Fisherman complains that he lost his Fishing Hook and cannot catch any fish.[2] If Link obtains the hook from Grandma Ulrira during the Trading Sequence, he can give it to the Fisherman.[3] The Fisherman will then catch the Mermaid's Necklace, which can be taken to Martha in exchange for one of her scales.[4]

In the DX version of Link's Awakening, the Photographer will appear in this area after Link returns the Fishing Hook. The Fisherman will accidentally catch the Photographer with his fishing rod, and he will fall into the water. The Photographer will take a picture of this scene, titled "Be More Careful Next Time!"

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, Under the Bridge is found in the Lake Hylia stage. The Links can swim underneath the wide bridge. After moving a large rock that can only be lifted by two, they find Tingle hiding underneath it. He thanks them for their rescue.[5] However, he then says that he plans on sharing Force Gems with the Links and leaves in his balloon.[6]

A Link Between Worlds

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In A Link Between Worlds, Under the Bridge is found in the same location as A Link to the Past. When Link first enters, he finds the Bird Lover surrounded by Birds. However, Link's approach scares them away and the Bird Lover questions if he dislikes birds.[7] If Link tells him he does like birds, then the Bird Lover continues to talk to him and asks him if he needs anything.[8] He then tells Link that it is a very exciting day because not only has Link come to visit him, but he found a Bottle washed up nearby a while ago.[9] He gives Link the Bottle because he feels it is too exciting for him.[10]

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References

  1. "Yo! Link! You seem to be in a heap of trouble, but this is all I can give you." — Camper, A Link to the Past.
  2. "It's no use, little buddy! A fish took my hook... I keep casting my line into the water, but I haven't got a bite... I thought this would happen..." — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  3. "Oh! What is that you have in your hand? It's not a fishing hook, is it? You had better let me have it. I'll give you my next catch if you let me have it... Okay No" — Fisherman, Link's Awakening.
  4. "You returned the necklace Text Necklace.png and got a scale Text Scale.png of the mermaid's tail. How will you use this?" — In-Game Description, Link's Awakening.
  5. "You... You've saved Tingle! ... ... ... Ooo...! Th-that outfit! That aura! It's the fairy that Tingle has dreamed of... It's you!!" — Tingle, Four Swords Adventures.
  6. "Oh, Mr. Fairy! You coming to my rescue has left me overcome with emotion! Let me thank you by sharing some thrilling Tingle news with you! The oh so Tingle-esque pastime of collecting Force Gems is all the rage now! In fact, I got stuck under here trying to get the Force Gem under this rock. But you saved me! Clearly, it was the power of the gems that led you here to me! Tingle believes without a doubt that good things come from collecting Force Gems! Why, collecting enough Force Gems may even turn Tingle into a real and true fairy! No doubt that's why you're after the Force Gems, too, isn't it, Mr. Fairy? Let's be fair about where we look and share the gems equally, Mr. Fairy! And with that, Tingle must say his farewells! ... ...Don't follow me!" — Tingle, Four Swords Adventures.
  7. "Wh-what? I was playing with those birds! You don't like my feathered friends?" — Bird Lover, A Link Between Worlds
  8. "You need something?" — Bird Lover, A Link Between Worlds
  9. "You know, this bottle washed up here a little ways back. And now you come on by. Exciting day for me!" — Bird Lover, A Link Between Worlds
  10. "TOO much excitement, I gotta admit. I like things to stay nice and simple. Just me and the birds here. So do me a favor. Take this bottle with you. It'll do my nerves good." — Bird Lover, A Link Between Worlds